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GIPS /gips/ or /jips/ n.

[analogy with MIPS] Giga-Instructions per Second (also possibly `Gillions of Instructions per Second'; see gillion). In 1991, this is used of only a handful of highly parallel machines, but this is expected to change. Compare KIPS.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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